Meet Maggie McDermott, a member of the Virginia Tech class of 2013 majoring in human nutrition, foods, and exercise within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This summer, Maggie received a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the Fralin Life Science Institute. It meant giving up her last summer as an undergrad, but it was a unique and valuable opportunity that she couldn't pass up.

In this video, Maggie talks a bit about her research and shares her enthusiasm and gratitude for the donor-supported SURF program.

About SURF
The Fralin Life Science Institute's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program held its annual symposium on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. The 10-week training program is designed to give Virginia Tech undergraduates the opportunity to engage in full-time research and related professional-development activities that mirror graduate training.

Learn more about the SURF program at

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